NATASHA House is a safe place for women and children that allows them to rebuild productive, thriving lives as they transition to permanent housing.
Additionally, residents receive case management that teaches them how to live financially independent and how to maintain self-sufficient, stable households.
The letters in "NATASHA" stand for:"New Alternative Toward A Secure Home Atmosphere"
Over 20 years ago, Pastor Delores Borum had a vision. She saw the need for a house that would take in women with children who need a second start in life. A place where they could be nurtured and trained in budgeting, finances, academics, and life skills as needed. Where they could be provided with individualized programs and counseling to promote healthy families. NATASHA House is that vision.
The goal of NATASHA House is to impact all the families we can with a powerful, positive push forward to stabilization. As those who share the vision to strengthen our communities, work cooperatively, by strengthening its people, we will improve the quality of life one family at a time.
Since beginning our HomeMakers Outreach program in 2009 NATASHA House has served over 360 women with children. Of those, a little over 300 were referred to other local agencies in an effort to help them become self-sufficient.
Since opening the NATASHA House transitional home, on Labor Day 2010, we have housed 30 women with children. Of these, 25 former residents (83%) have maintained their permanent housing and 7 of them remain in our HomeMakers Outreach program as mentors for other women.
NATASHA House is the only transitional home for women on the Peninsula, with an effective mentoring/training program for both women and children. The home has five independent residence units with individual space for a mother and her children, and each unit includes its own bathroom. One of these five residence units is reserved for a homeless woman veteran. The common kitchen, dining area and other common spaces reinforce the family and group wellness. The home has a volunteer staff member on duty 24 hours a day and maintains a secure entrance which provides a true safe harbor for the women and children.
NATASHA House meets the most basic Physical need of mothers and children by providing shelter. Beyond a roof over their heads, and a safe place to sleep, NATASHA House provides a place of belonging. Mothers and their children now have a place of their own, to call home.
We provide unconditional love and support while nurturing the emotional needs of mothers and children with counseling, mentoring and group interaction. Healing is enhanced through multiple programs available in the resident and outreach programs.
NATASHA House offers a variety of educational opportunities for both mothers and children. Using both in-house and outside resources, mothers and children immediately begin their path to wholeness through programs such as HomeMakers and CHAMPS.
NATASHA House is a place of healing. Although the Bridge to Wholeness is a metaphor for the journey mothers and children take to independence, this wholeness model recognizes that psychological growth and healing are pivotal to successful independence.
Who is Eligible to reside at NATASHA House?
Women with children:
- sleeping in places not meant for habitation;
- living in emergency housing for homeless persons;
- evicted with no residence and lacking resources to obtain a home;
- destitute due to major medical conditions.
Who is Ineligible to reside at NATASHA House?
- with felony convictions; with child related restrictions;
- with active domestic violence cases;
- actively using alcohol or illegal drugs;
- with history of violent, explosive or destructive behavior.
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